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Meaning & Definition of Handsome in English

English

Handsome

/hænsəm/

adjective

1. Pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion

  • "A fine-looking woman"
  • "A good-looking man"
  • "Better-looking than her sister"
  • "Very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- thackeray
  • "Our southern women are well-favored"- lillian hellman
    synonym:
  • fine-looking
  • ,
  • good-looking
  • ,
  • better-looking
  • ,
  • handsome
  • ,
  • well-favored
  • ,
  • well-favoured

2. Given or giving freely

  • "Was a big tipper"
  • "The bounteous goodness of god"
  • "Bountiful compliments"
  • "A freehanded host"
  • "A handsome allowance"
  • "Saturday's child is loving and giving"
  • "A liberal backer of the arts"
  • "A munificent gift"
  • "Her fond and openhanded grandfather"
    synonym:
  • big
  • ,
  • bighearted
  • ,
  • bounteous
  • ,
  • bountiful
  • ,
  • freehanded
  • ,
  • handsome
  • ,
  • giving
  • ,
  • liberal
  • ,
  • openhanded

Examples of using

He's rich, young and handsome.
I thought he was incredibly handsome.
Tom is exceptionally handsome.